| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Does the recent uptick in consumer confidence indicate that the agendas of the White House and Congress are misaligned with middle class aspirations? The U.S. consumer confidence index jumped to 90.9 in July, marking the highest level in seven years...
| Mar 14, 2014
GM's ignition-switch recall may have reached new heights Thursday, with one auto-safety group declaring that 303 people have died as a result of airbags failing to deploy in two of the six cars recalled for faulty ignition switches. GM disputed......
| Mar 29, 2013
| 1:53 PM
President Obama swooped into South Florida for a couple of hours on Friday to tout a tunnel project at PortMiami as a great example of how to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure, create jobs and boost the economy.
Port officials from around the...
| May 31, 2013
| 3:37 PM
At one point during the three years that Harbor Bank of Maryland operated under heightened federal scrutiny, a regulator asked CEO Joseph Haskins Jr. why he stuck it out. Why not just retire?
But for Haskins, one of the founders of the Baltimore bank in...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Marylanders are big complainers.
At least when it comes to the financial services they receive.
Maryland ranked No. 2 in the nation in mortgage complaints per capita, second only to New Hampshire, for grievances lodged with the Consumer Financial...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Average interest rates on both 15-year and 30-year home loans rose slightly this week as the spring home buying season began, Freddie Mac said Thursday.
The average 30-year, fixed-rate home loan increased to 3.57 percent after it dropped to 3.54 percent...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Average interest rates on both 15-year and 30-year home loans dropped this week just as the spring home buying season begins, Freddie Mac said Thursday.
The average 30-year, fixed-rate home loan fell to 3.54 percent after it had jumped up to 3.63...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Average interest rates on both 15-year and 30-year home loans dropped slightly this week, Freddie Mac said Thursday.
The average 30-year, fixed-rate home loan declined to 3.54 percent after it had increased to 3.57 percent last week, the secondary...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Below: A chronology of today's Florida Panthers / Broward County Commission meeting, with highlights of all that was said. Bottom line: A majority of commissioners support giving more hotel taxes to the team.
The Broward County Commission is holding...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Home prices and mortgage rates aren't the only costs on the rise when it comes to buying a house these days. Expect higher closings costs as well, according to a new study by Bankrate.com.
The average closing cost, which includes origination plus third-...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 9:52 AM
South Floridians have been trying to lower their student loan balances and experts say students can lower what they need to borrow with some advance planning.
In May, those with student loans in Miami-Dade and Broward counties had lowered their...